I like the Mediterranean diet because it’s sensible, well-balanced, and easy to follow. It emphasizes fruits and vegetable, lean protein, olive oil, and wine. While I’m not a vegetarian, I advocate eating lots of plants, rather than food made in plants. You don’t have to become a vegan to live healthfully. I don’t believe there are any magic foods or forbidden foods. Food is one of the most enjoyable things in life. Eat slowly and savor the experience.